BioArt: Do It Yourself Fast-Track Wet Lab

3D Material.Form.Objekt – Aufbaumodul

Adam Zaretzky
9. SW, Wintersemester 20/21, Digitale Lehre
ab 2. Studienjahr

BioArt: Do It Yourself Fast-Track Wet Lab

Description:
ACHTUNG: Diese Kompakwoche wird auf englisch stattfinden!
This week of workshops and creative explorations introduce students to Bioart and Life Politics in the creative industries. We will practice making ultra clean spaces, sterile objects or air filtered wearables. We will learn how to isolate Hybrid DNA in your kitchen. We will design a socially distanced feast that showcases our radical food science mixing Pure Culture Technique, Isolated DNA and Futurist Food for an inedible showcase of our in-house Bioart experiments. We will explore sterile hood design, autoclaving art or instruments, wearable head or body protective fashion and even aseptic containment of spaces. DNA isolation Materials and methods will be provided and documented in your clean room, clean space or clean suit. Sterile objects will be paired with hybrid DNA and an additional recipe for untouchable food will inform our final projects. This is a call for those interested in living art, process art, bioart, art/sci and experimental conceptual art.
 
BioArt: Do It Yourself Fast-Track Wet Lab invites you to explore experiments in sterilization and containment, messy home lab bioart and novel kitchen productions.
 
Biography:
Adam Zaretsky is a Wet-Lab Art Practitioner mixing Ecology, Biotechnology, Non-human Relations, Body Performance and Gastronomy. Zaretsky stages lively, hands-on bioart production labs based on topics such as: foreign species invasion (pure/impure), radical food science (edible/inedible), jazz bioinformatics (code/flesh), tissue culture (undead/semi-alive), transgenic design issues (traits/desires), interactive ethology (person/machine/non-human) and physiology (performance/stress). A former researcher at the MIT department of biology, for the past decade Zaretsky has been teaching an experimental bioart class called VivoArts at: San Francisco State University (SFSU), SymbioticA (UWA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), University of Leiden’s The Arts and Genomic Centre (TAGC) and with the Waag Society. He has also taught DIY-IGM (Do-It-Yourself Inherited Genetic Modification of the Human Genome) at New York University (NYU) and Carnegie Melon University (CMU). He also runs a public life arts school: VASTAL (The Vivoarts School for Transgenic Aesthetics Ltd.) His art practice focuses on an array of legal, ethical, social and libidinal implications of biotechnological materials and methods with a focus on transgenic humans. Adam is currently Media Arts Faculty in the School of Communication and the Arts at Marist College. Zaretsky received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of California at Davis, his MFA in Art and Technology from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Integrated Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
 
Link:
https://fivewordsforthefuture.eu/?p=1796

Quote from Adam Zaretsky:
"If I am a representative of any ideology, it leans towards appreciation of Full Breadth Genetic Alterity. If we are in the process of engaging in auto-evolution, then diversity, the inherent biological love of difference, implies that the human genome should be engineered with as wide a range of genre humans as there are art movements and swanky tastes in the world. Posthuman integrity is only guaranteed by an expanded aesthetics of anatomy, the more obscure the better… ! Let’s alter our identity as a species by birthing versions of ourselves into every permutative potential of fleshbound imagination. Let’s have a punk banquet of anatomy, a buffet of new senses, fancy new and multiple genital-orifice smorgasbords and the mad collage of multi-species brains. If we are to go this route, let’s not start by being monocultural, paternalistic snotbags with assumed distinction ruling over the aesthetics of betterment. We must be done with the rhetoric of human enhancement."

Materials needed to collect for the DNA extraction:

5 or more Sources of DNA
(see below)
Some Good Sea Salt
Apron or other ‘lab coats’
Optional (chance to dress up
like a scientist/chef)
Blender, Food processor or
hand held blending tool
Liquid soap or Liquid Laundry
detergent
contact lens cleaning solution
1 bottle, preferably not for soft
lenses.
Optional: enzymes (meat
tenderiser, pinapple juice,
papaya seed extracts)
Ethanol, Isopropyl or very
high proof liquor, 1 bottle
A fork or disposable toothpick
Some clear glasses or bowls
Optional: test tubes (with
screw tops preferred)
Ice
Bottled Water
Cheese Cloth
Paper and pens

Assignments/Materials for Aseptic production: sterile design architecture/fashion/art and Radical Food Production: Futurist Foods, Cooking Show and the Inedible Feast to be announced.


additional or Alternative Links:
Adam Zaretsky at LLOWLAB LOWLANDS: Solar Zebrafish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x2kZnlcC0o

Lehrende(r)

Studienjahr

ab 2. Studienjahr

Anmeldebeginn

19.10.2020 - 21.10.2020

Kursbeginn

07.12.2020

Ort

Digitale Lehre

Zeit

09:00

Lehrende(r)

Studienjahr

ab 2. Studienjahr

Anmeldebeginn

19.10.2020 - 21.10.2020

Kursbeginn

07.12.2020

Ort

Digitale Lehre

Zeit

09:00